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Kevin Lowe elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Rangers defenseman Kevin Lowe has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Lowe spent four seasons with New York, putting up a line of 10-38-48 in 217 games. Not known for his offense, Lowe was a steadying depth presence on the blue line. He was a key cog in the 1994 Stanley Cup run paired with Sergei Zubov.

Lowe is now the third defenseman from that team to be elected to the Hall of Fame, joining Zubov and Brian Leetch. It doesn’t get spoken about much, but that team had some serious blue line depth. Thankfully that depth wasn’t tinkered with at the trade deadline.

Lowe also spent 14 years with the Oilers and was another key piece in their dynasty in the 1980’s. He won five Cups there, making it six total for his career. The Rangers acquired Lowe in December of 1992 in exchange for Roman Oksiuta and a 3rd round pick (Alexander Kerch).

Congrats to Kevin Lowe and the rest of the Hall of Fame inductees: Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Doug Wilson, Kim St. Pierre, and Ken Holland (builder).

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  • It’s nice to see a defensive defenceman make it into the Hall of Fame. Hopefully the NHL will come up with an award that will honor these men every year. It’s long over due. Since Bobby Orr the Norris is given to the best offensive D.Man. They should rename that the Bobby Orr trophy and give the Norris to the best defensive D.man

    • I was going to quibble – Rod Langway won the Norris (twice in fact), but he was the only example. Since Harry Howell won the Norris, every Norris winner has scored at least 50 points excepting only Subban (38 pts in a 48 game season), Orr (31 points in only 46 games at age 19), and Langway. The fact that Scott Stevens never won it makes things pretty clear.

    • Been watching those games from the 94 Cup run … guys like Lowe and Beukeboom just don’t get enough credit.

  • I doubt we will ever see players from this era lift 6 cups. 4 would be very impressive, but 6, I doubt any players get that honor anymore.

    LGR!!!

    Congrats KL, you gave us one of the best NY Ranger memories of all time!

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